Jake Saper, a General Partner at Emergence Capital, brings a rich background in entrepreneurship and venture to the table. Raised in Austin with a startup-centric upbringing, Jake’s journey spans selling rocks door-to-door to launching solar power ventures in challenging markets. His foray into management consulting ignited a passion for strategic thinking, eventually leading him to venture at Kleiner Perkins and Emergence, where he became a Kauffman Fellow.
With a deep empathy for entrepreneurs, Jake is driven by the goal of building enduring, values-driven companies. He holds a B.A. from Yale, an MBA from Stanford, and an MS in Environment and Resources from Stanford. As a Board member of companies like Guru, Textio, and Ironclad, Jake is dedicated to shaping the future of SaaS business models and AI integration.